Chris Furrer – Actor

Chris Furrer -- Actor -- Head ShotGive a warm Montana welcome to Chris Furrer, actor from Pittsburgh, PA! Read below to learn a bit about Chris and how he ended up at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse!

What role(s) do you play at the BSP this season?

Dave Bukatinsky — The Full Monty

Father — Tarzan

George Gershwin — Thoroughly Modern Millie

Indio — West Side Story

What is your personal history with theatre?

I auditioned for my first show when I was 16. I instantly fell in love with performance. I then continued to audition for my high school’s shows and also our local community theater. Performance was a liberating escape for me and the support that I had from my family and friends contributed.

Chris_Furrer_Singing After three years of performing, I decided that I wanted to continue to study performance and decide to audition to be a musical theater major. Once accepted into college, I performed and worked backstage for many shows and attended auditions and conferences like SETC, where I was hired by Bigfork Summer Playhouse.

How long have you been at Bigfork Summer Playhouse?

This is my first summer in Bigfork and I’m very excited and honored to work in such a great environment. I auditioned at the South Eastern Theater Conference (SETC) and was called back and eventually hired by Bigfork Summer Playhouse.

Chris Furrer - Actor at the Bigfork Summer PlayhouseWhat is your favorite thing to do in your “off” time while staying in Bigfork?

So far, I’ve had a lot of fun going to Burger Town or Dairy Queen with my friends! I’ve also visited the river rocks –a very peaceful and beautiful spot. I’m looking forward to being able to swim in the lakes and go white water rafting. I am also very excited about visiting Glacier National Park.

What are your plans after the BFSP season ends?

After my summer at BSP, I will return to Indiana University of Pennsylvania and complete my degree.

Anything else you would like to add?

Again, I would just like to thank everyone at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse for this amazing opportunity.

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